Around Bartlett

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Bartlett has one of the largest little league programs in the state, along with a collection of park systems, golf courses, a skate park, and plenty of recreational areas. Residents here enjoy well-maintained parks, numerous bike paths, an active community, and a variety of programs and events put on throughout the year by the Bartlett Park District. While the community has grown substantially over the years, Bartlett still strives to maintain its quaint, small-town character.

Cost of Living

The home values in Bartlett are significantly higher than the state average, and the cost of living in Bartlett is a bit higher than nearby areas. While the cost of living is higher, residents here have access to well-maintained parks, amenities, and a walkable downtown area offering shops, dining, events, and a family-friendly vibe.


Bartlett residents make full use of transportation options, including shuttles, Pace buses, and the Metra. Metra commuter trains provide easy transport to and from downtown Chicago and stations offer daily parking. Many Bartlett residents also opt to drive with easy access to nearby IL Route 59 and US Route 20.


The students of Bartlett are served by school district U-46, offering K-12 education. Middle school students typically attend either Eastview Middle School or Kenyon Woods Middle School. Bartlett High School serves most of the high school students within the district, with some students attending South Elgin High School. There are also numerous colleges and universities near Bartlett, including Elgin Community College, Wheaton College, College of DuPage, Judson University, and many more.


Bartlett boasts landmarks, attractions, and events for its residents. The park district offers indoor and outdoor pools, an 18-hole championship golf course, bike trails and recreational spaces. The Bartlett Depot Museum, housed in the original depot, offers hands-on activities and rotating exhibits, and volunteer organization Arts in Bartlett hosts art and cultural events for the community. For those who enjoy live stage performances, The Bartlett Park District Theatre hosts productions several times a year, and downtown Bartlett offers a variety of dining options for a night out.


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